Airelle Besson

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Airelle Besson (2015)

Airelle Besson (born March 23, 1978 in Paris ) is a French jazz trumpeter . She also plays the flugelhorn , clairon, and the occasional violin .

Live and act

Besson, who initially played the violin, began playing the trumpet at the age of seven. She first studied at the Conservatoire national de région (CNR) in Paris; In 2002 she received the first prize in jazz at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris . She played u. a. with Charlie Haden , Carla Bley , Kenny Werner , Dave Liebman , Daniel Humair , Rhoda Scott , John Abercrombie , Riccardo Del Fra , Nelson Veras , Gabor Gado , Baptiste Trotignon and Michel Portal . She has also worked with the Orchester National de Jazz , the Big Band Lumière by Laurent Cugny and the projects Sacre du Tympan by Fred Pallem , Pandémonium by François Jeanneau , Gros Cube by Alban Darche . In addition, she participated in the dance project Pitié ( Alain Platel / Fabrizio Cassol ) in 2008/09 , an adaptation of the St. Matthew Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach. Since 2015 she has also been learning to conduct at the conservatory.

The first recordings were made in 2000 with the European Jazz Youth Orchestra under the direction of Helge Albin ( Swinging Europe 3 ). In the following years she played in the big band of François Laudet , in the Angers- based band Lo'jo ( Cosmophono , 2009) and was a member of the septet of Éric Barret . She formed her quartet Radio One with the Swedish singer Isabel Sörling , Benjamin Moussay on keyboards and Fabrice Moreau on drums. She also worked in a duo with cellist Vincent Ségal and accordionist Lionel Suarez ; with both of them and the percussionist Minino Garay she founded the Quarteto Gardel. In the field of jazz she was involved in at least 17 recording sessions between 2000 and 2015, for example with the Magic Malik Orchestra (Saoule) , with Didier Levallet , with Gros Cube and also with Sarah Murcias (Caroline).

Prizes and awards

In 2003 she was awarded with the quintet Rockingchair , which she led with Sylvain Rifflet , at the La Défense Jazz Festival , with both the composition and the soloist prize. The band's first album of the same name received numerous awards from the French specialist press, including a. Jazzman's Album of the Year . In 2008 she and Rifflet received the Django d'Or in the New Musical Talent category . The quintet's second album 1: 1 received similarly good reviews. In 2015 she was awarded the Prix ​​Django Reinhardt of the Académie du Jazz as the best jazz musician in France. Between 2014 and 2017 she was artist in residence at the Jazz Sous les Pommiers festival in Coutances , where she also appeared in a trio with Sebastian Sternal and Jonas Burgwinkel .

Discographic notes

  • Airelle Besson, Édouard Ferlet , Stéphane Kerecki Aïrés , Alpha 2017
  • Radio One , Naïve Records 2016 (with Isabel Sörling, Benjamin Moussay, Fabrice Moreau)
  • Airelle Besson, Nelson Veras Prelude , Naïve Records 2014
  • Rockinchair 1: 1 , Enja 2011 (with Sylvain Rifflet, Julien Omé, Guido Zorn, Nicolas Larmignat, Gilles Olivesi)
  • Rockinchair Premier , Chief Inspector 2007

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b c portrait
  2. according to Karl Lippegaus in Jazz Live , Deutschlandfunk April 2, 2019
  3. cf. Tom Lord : The Jazz Discography
  4. ^ "Pommiers Sous Les Jazz" à Coutances du 8 to 16 May 2015 , of June 8, 2015, accessed April 2, 2010 (French)
  5. ^ Matthieu Jouan, Review , , April 24, 2016.
  6. Meeting (AllAboutJazz)
  7. Rocking chair 1: 1 (enja)